December 5th 2016
Today, we celebrate the 225th anniversary of the death of Mozart
To celebrate Mozart's death 225th anniversary, Universal has created a new edition of Mozart's works in a 200-disc set in which 70% of the content has been renewed. The Don Giovanni recording engraved by Deutsche Grammophon in 2012, by Yannick Nézet-Séguin with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and the singers Ildebrando D'Arcangelo, Vitalij Kowaljow, Diana Damrau, Joyce DiDonato, Luca Pisaroni and Mojca Erdmann appears proudly in this Mozartian bible.
December 1st 2016
Yannick Nézet-Séguin will lead the Orchestre Métropolitain on May 17, 2017 at the Bell Center as part of the 375th anniversary of the founding of Montreal.
"We are talking about the 375th anniversary of Montreal for a long time, but oddly enough, except for the illumination of the Jacques Cartier Bridge, no events were on the program to mark the date of its founding by Paul de Chomedey and Jeanne Mance on 17 May 1642. "(translated from Luc Boulanger, La Presse)
November 24th 2016
Yannick will introduce his Orchestre Metropolitain to Europe.
For the first time in 36 years, the Montreal Orchestre Métropolitain will tour in Europe from November 26 to December 3, 2017, accompanied by soloists Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Alexandre Tharaud, Jean Guihen Queyras and Stéphane Tétreault. They will visit Dortmund, Cologne, Hamburg, Amsterdam, Rotterdam (Concertgebouw) and Paris (2 concerts in the Philharmonie), and will present two magnificent concert programs. The talent of Yannick Nézet-Séguin being recognized in the world, the doors opened to welcome this wonderful orchestra and its leader who have evolved together for 16 years.
November 23rd 2016
Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Orchestre Métropolitain record together for Deutsche Grammophon.
After making many records (see Discography) around the world with several orchestras including the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and the Philadelphia Orchestra, under the prestigious yellow label, Yannick invites Deutsche Grammophon to record in Montreal , with the Mexican tenor Rolando Villazón and the Russian bass ultimately Abdrazakov with the Orchestre Métropolitain. The release of the album is scheduled for September 2017.
November 19th 2016
Yannick speaks highly of the great James Levine
In the final installment of the Levine celebration, the next Music Director of the MET reflects on what made Maestro Levine so great – and how his influence continues to guide the operatic world both within the MET and without.
November 19th 2016
Cinars awards a tribute Prize to Yannick Nézet-Séguin
The CINARS Biennale paid tribute tonight at Yannick Nézet-Séguin, one of the most important ambassadors of classical music of his generation. A unique conductor praised by critics and the public in Québec, in Canada and abroad, Mr. Nézet-Séguin revives different traditions of classical music and opera with unusual rigor and energy. Artistic director and chief conductor of the Orchester Métropolitain since 2000, Music director of the Philadelphia Orchestra since 2012 and of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra since 2008, Yannick Nézet-Séguin will become in 2020/2021 the third Music Director of the prestigious Metropolitan Opera of New York.
His infectious enthusiasm inspires outstanding performers around the world and renews the experience of music and opera in such renowned houses as La Scala in Milan, the Royal Opera House in London and the Carnegie Hall in New York .
November 18th 2016
Yannick at the CORIM
The conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin will be the guest of the CORIM (Conseil des Relations Internationales de Montréal) on Thursday November 24, under the theme:
"When Québec talent abroad inspires decision-makers here and everywhere."
October 28th 2016
Yannick to receive an OPERA NEWS Award
Opera News Editor in chief, Mr. F. Paul Driscoll, has annouced today the names of the recipients of a 2017 «Opera News» Award. Five artists, among them conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin, will be celebrated for their major contribution to the Opera World.
October 27th 2016
A Félix for Mahler 10
The Félix for the Album of the Year—Classical/Orchestra and large ensemble was awarded to Mahler 10 at the Premier Gala de l’ADISQ (Association québécoise de l’industrie du disque, du spectacle et de la video).
Montreal, QC ― October 4th 2016
Yannick Nézet-Séguin's Way
Alexandra Szacka draws an intimate portrait of Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin's success holds to the priviledge relation he nourishes with the public, and most of all with his musicians. Explanations.
Philadelphia, PA ― June 3rd 2016
Yannick Nézet-Séguin Makes Renewed Commitment to The Philadelphia Orchestra, Extending Tenure through 2025-2026 Season
Ensures his Leadership of The Philadelphia Orchestra for the Next Decade.
Nézet-Séguin is Simultaneously Announced as Music Director of the Metropolitan Opera, beginning with 2020-2021 Season.
New York, NY ― June 2nd 2016
Yannick Nézet-Séguin Named the Metropolitan Opera’s Music Director
The 41-year-old conductor will become only the third Music Director in the history of the Met.
Montreal, QC ― January 1st 2016
Yannick Nézet-Séguin named Personality of the year 2015 by the Magazine Forces besides Justin Trudeau, Joanne Liu and P.K. Subban.
He is one of the highest-ranking conductors in the world. Everywhere he goes, the Quebec maestro is greeted with unanimous approval and enthusiastic admiration from the greatest classical music connoisseurs. At only 40 years old, this prodigy seems to be at the top of his craft. How far will he go?
Quebec, QC ― November 25th 2015
Yannick Nézet-Séguin receives the Medal of Honor of the National Assembly of Québec.
Yannick Nézet-Séguin receives the Medal of Honor of the National Assembly of Québec, besides Xavier Dolan, Phyllis Lambert, Mylène Paquette and Serge Savard.
New York, NY ― October 15th 2015
Yannick Nézet-Séguin named Musical America 2016 Artist of the Year
The Philadelphia Orchestra is happy to share with you the news that Yannick is being named Musical America’s 2016 Artist of the Year.
Quebec, QC ― June 15th 2015
Yannick Nézet-Séguin is named Officer of the Ordre national du Québec
Princeton, NJ ― May 16th 2015
A 3rd Honorary Doctorship...
Montreal, QC ― March 19th 2015
Nézet-Séguin will receive the Ordre des arts et des lettres du Québec.
Thirty-five personalities from Québec will be awarded the Ordre of the Arts and Letters of Québec.
Ottawa, Canada, September 1st 2014
Yannick Nézet-Séguin has received his decoration for Companion of the Order of Canada by the Governor General of Canada.
May 22nd 2014
Yannick Nézet-Séguin to appear in Le Petit Robert proper nouns dictionary from 2015 Edition.
Philadelphia, PA ― May 10th 2014
The Curtis Institute of Music confers the degree of Doctor of Music (Honoris Causa) to Yannick Nézet-Séguin.
Centre Pierre-Péladeau, Salle Pierre-Mercure ― November 11th 2013
Carte blanche given to Yannick Nézet-Séguin by the University of Québec in Montréal (UQÀM)